Portsmouth eye transfer swoop for AFC Wimbledon left-back Nesta Guinness-Walker for League One promotion push
PORTSMOUTH are ready to swoop for AFC Wimbledon left-back Nesta Guinness-Walker in the transfer window.
The Dons star is out of contract in July so promotion-seeking League One rivals Pompey hope they can agree a price to get him next month.
Portsmouth have money for a promotion bid and rate Guinness-Walker, 22, as one of the best in the division.
Meanwhile, Bolton are closing in on a deal for 21-year-old Wimbledon midfielder Anthony Hartigan.
He has rejected a new deal with the Dons.
The Londoners would be upset to lose former Chelsea and Tottenham schoolboy Guinness-Walker, whose famous great grandad Sir Alec Guinness played Obi Wan-Kenobi in the original Star Wars movies.
He dropped into Sunday football but at the age of 17 pushed himself back into the picture for senior football at sixth-tier part-timers Met Police from 2016-18.
And he rates that spell as crucial in his career revival.
Guinness-Walkeronce told the Dons' media team: “Something that has given me an edge is that I have played men’s football.
“A lot of young players now are going to different countries to get that first-team experience because it’s not as accessible here.
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"The men’s football has definitely helped me at Wimbledon to step in and kick on."
But he has a long way to go to emulate for Chelsea schoolboy pal Reece James.
The Londoner has grown in influence with Thomas Tuchel's Blues' squad and won ten England cap so far.
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